SlingLink Turbo - New SlingLink Makes Secret Debut

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SlingLink Turbo - New SlingLink Makes Secret Debut
« on: February 19, 2007, 03:57:22 pm »



According to Amazon, the anticipated shipping date is February 27th, 2007. However, Sling Media has not yet made any official announcement regarding availability.

Here's what we know so far:

MSRP: $149
Model: SL200-100

Features

    * Four port unit measures 8.5 x 4.25 x 1 inches (W x D x H) and weighs 7.7 ounces; one port unit measures 6.5 x 3.25 x 0.75 inches (W x D x H) and weighs 4.6 ounces

    * Provides high-speed Internet through your existing electrical wiring with a simple plug-and-play connection

    * Simply plug one unit into your router and a nearby outlet, then plug the other into your media devices and a nearby outlet

    * Works with other Powerline adapters you might already have

    * Connects your Slingbox, game console, DVR, computer or anything with an Ethernet jack to your home network

Technical Details

    * Four port unit Network interface: Four switched RJ-45 (100BASE-T ethernet), electrical plug (Powerline ethernet)

    * Four port unit LEDs: Power; powerline link; ethernet activity 1, 2, 3, 4

    * Four port unit dimensions: 8.5 x 4.25 x 1 inches (W x D x H)

    * Four port unit weight: 7.7 ounces

    * One port unit network interface: One RJ-45 (100BASE-T ethernet), electrical plug (Powerline ethernet)

    * One port unit LEDs: Power, powerline link, ethernet activity

    * One port unit dimensions: 6.5 x 3.25 x 0.75 inches

    * One port unit weight: 4.6 ounces

    * Networking performance standards: 85 Mbps Intellon Chipset, HomePlug 1.0 Turbo compatible, ethernet standard

    * Power supply: 100-230V 50/60Hz, less than 5W consumption

The new SlingLink doesn't look like a full replacement to the original SlingLink... more of a "PRO" verision. The original offered 14 mbps (max) transfer rates, but was intended to connect to one device at a time. The Turbo's built in 4 port switch at 85 mbps (max) transfer speed hints that this is a solution geared for not only running a Slingbox in a remote location, but any other home entertainment gear that may be there as well, like a game console or DVR.
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